27th October, 2015
Jersey Jubilee Excitation Ceres 2, owned by Mr & Mrs Dawe, scooped the coveted Supreme Championship for the second year running and the winner proved to a popular one with the crowd packed around the judging ring. Reserve Champion went to the Holstein Davlea Goldwyn Pledge 2 exhibited by BL Davies & Son from Ilminster.
The Show attracted over 6,500 visitors on the day and displayed the very latest in technology and services to the finest dairy cattle in the country.
The drop in milk prices was the heated topic of the day and the much anticipated Speakers Corner held by Farmers Guardian proved to be a popular venue for farmers to voice their concerns.
The Dairy Industry Dinner, welcomed new sponsors Yeo Valley, Barbers, Godminster, Rodda’s, Wyke Farms, Lye Cross Farm, and Crediton Dairy all seven West Country Family Dairy Businesses working together, the reception was once again sponsored by Burgess Salmon was once again held on the eve of the show with 400 guests from across the dairy industry and hosted announcement The Dairy Industry Award, which this year went to Nicholas Saphir, Executive Chairman of OMSCo (Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative).
The Dairy Vet of the Future Award, sponsored by ForFarmers was awarded to Samuel Bowker who studied at Cambridge University.
Over 310 Trade exhibitors from across the country attended the ever popular Dairy Show and it was a tight contest for the trade stand awards. Lely scooped the Gold award for the best External stand . The Internal stand award went to Sealed Air-Deosan. The Awards were presented
Head of Shows Alan Lyons said “It was a excellent Show, with large volumes of visitors flowing through the gate. quality of the trade stands a were extremely high and the show offered visitors the chance to view the latest technology“
Plans and ideas are already underway for next year’s Show which will take place 5 October 2016.